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Project Log
Aircraft Construction - Pitts 14 Prototype

Throttle Quadrant
Pitts 14 Prototype
Created: 04/07/2005
Updated: 11/18/2005
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Article by Mike Whaley
 
We have created a throttle quadrant using (mostly) flat aluminum parts cut on the waterjet. Both cockpits will have throttle and prop controls. This assembly is a lightweight and clean design.


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The back side of the forward throttle quadrant assembly. The throttles will be fully accessible for inspection simply by raising the hinged side panels. The dangling clevises will later connect to the throttle and prop control linkages on the engine (the engine is to the left) while the two steel tube linkages slave this quadrant to the rear cockpit unit.  
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The "washers" are aluminum sheet, cut on the waterjet.  
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The rear side of the forward quadrant.  
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Forward quadrant, with both levers all the way back.  
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The front cockpit view of the throttle quadrant.  
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The rear cockpit throttle quadrant.  
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The workings of the rear quadrant are similar to the front.  
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Another view of the rear quadrant.  
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Another view of the rear quadrant.  
     

Other entries in this series:
     Construction Begins    May 2003
     Fuselage Basic Structure    June 2003
     Fuselage Basic Structure Completed, Engine Arrives, Steve Culp Helps Out    July 2003
     Pitts Model 14 Introduced at Oshkosh    4th week of July 2003
     Curtis Visits to Continue the Design, Wing Construction Begins    August 2003
     Wing Construction Underway    September 2003
     Lower Wing Basic Construction    October 2003
     Lower Wing Details and First Fuselage Formers    November 2003
     Fuselage Formers, Skin and Wing Details    December 2003
     Fuselage Side Panels and Upper Wing Construction    January 2004
     Wing-Root Fairings, Fuselage Skin Panels, and Upper Wing    February 2004
     Fuselage Side Panels, Wing Rigging, Engine Arrives    March 2004
     Sun N 'Fun 2004    April 2004
     Summer 2004 Status Update    May 2004
     Aluminum Turtledeck    1st week of June 2004
     Sheet Metal Work, AirVenture    4th week of June 2004
     Adjustable Seats, Part 1    August 2004
     Adjustable Seats, Part 2    December 2004
     Wings    December 2004
      » Throttle Quadrant    December 2004
     Spring 2005    March 2005

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